FHM Writers Say Rape Can Be Fun, Show Porn Mentality (17 July 2013)

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According to a report by www.iol.co.za, men’s magazine FHM editorial assistant Montle Moorosi, commented on Facebook that he thinks rape can be “quite fun, if it is executed in a in a romantic manner. Like saying ‘I love you’ before you slip a roofie (Rohypnol, a sedative) in her Earl Grey tea.”

This comment was made in response to FHM’s features editor, Max Barashenkov’s Facebook status update: “I propose correctional rape and sterilisation for any white person who twerks.”

To twerk is to dance by vigorously shaking your bottom.

Moorosi and Barashenkov have been suspended by FHM Editor, Brendan Cooper, for making these comments.

“These two shocking rape-condoning comments by FHM writers, show yet again the callous and cruel attitude that those desensitized by porn have towards the exploitation of women,” says Taryn Hodgson, International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network.

“Pornography is propaganda for a rape culture. The pornography industry has been so successful in pornifying society that the sexualisation and objectification of women has become normal, to the point where rape is not only condoned by many men, but thought of as something ‘fun’.

“Magazines such as FHM are like a ‘starter pack’ for porn addiction. They are the first step on a slippery slope towards addiction to hard-core porn. Not everyone who reads FHM magazines will become addicted to porn, but many porn addicts say that their first exposure to porn was via ‘men’s magazines’, similar to FHM, sold in most supermarkets.

“According to medical researchers, porn is as addictive as hard core drugs like LSD and cocaine. Even upon the first exposure to porn, the brain begins to re-wire itself.

“If the SA government is serious about combatting the rape crisis, then pornography must be re-criminalised.”

CONTACT: International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network, Taryn Hodgson on  021-689 4480, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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